Rick DeLisi is a Principal Advisor with the CEB Communications Leadership Council, the world’s leading research and executive education network for corporate communications professionals. Based at CEB’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., Rick specializes in facilitating interactive seminars and keynote addresses across the globe. Over the past 10 years, he has been the featured speaker at events in cities like New York, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Sydney, Johannesburg and (his personal favorite!) Las Vegas, on topics including increasing the value proposition of the communications function, stakeholder engagement and change communications. Prior to his work with CEB, Rick spent more than a decade in the field of corporate communications, primarily in the airline and hospitality industry and served on the board of directors of the Public Relations Society of America. Rick also has considerable experience in broadcast journalism and TV documentary production. He received a BS in Communications from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and is a past winner of several Associated Press broadcast awards for outstanding achievement in news and feature reporting.